University Announcements

Incident & Communications Archive

Updated October, 2013

Fall 2013

Thursday, October 24 - Sexual assault reported on campus

At 10 p.m. CSUPD responded to an reported sexual assault near the Jack Christiansen track, which is west of College Avenue and north of Pitkin Street. The female victim reported she was walking on the track when a large male wearing a black ski mask and a brown or tan Carhartt-style jacket, work boots and Levis, armed with a knife, attacked her from behind. The suspect was last seen running east towards College Avenue. If you have information about this assault, please contact CSUPD at 970-491-6425.

Thursday, October 24 - Sexual assault reported on campus

At 10 p.m. CSUPD responded to an reported sexual assault near the Jack Christiansen track, which is west of College Avenue and north of Pitkin Street. The female victim reported she was walking on the track when a large male wearing a black ski mask and a brown or tan Carhartt-style jacket, work boots and Levis, armed with a knife, attacked her from behind. The suspect was last seen running east towards College Avenue. If you have information about this assault, please contact CSUPD at 970-491-6425.

Monday, September 16 - University is Open and Operating on Normal Schedule

Colorado State University is open and operating on a normal schedule Monday, September 16. The Public Safety Team will continue monitoring conditions and updates will be posted here.

September 15 - University Operating on Normal Schedule Monday

Given what we know now about current and anticipated road conditions, Colorado State University expects to be open for business as usual Monday morning. We understand that the texts and emails sent on Friday took much longer than usual to reach people, so we will confirm that we are open on the university website, the safety.colostate.edu website, and the (970) 491-SNOW phone line by 6:30 a.m. tomorrow. Please check those sources first as they will be the most reliable.

We will continue to monitor conditions overnight, but unless anything changes significantly during that time period, you can plan on CSU being open. The campus continues to be in good shape with no significant flooding or leaking, and while some bridges over the Poudre remain closed, there are many ways into and around town now. For the latest information on road closures and safe routes, consult the links listed here and please heed all cautions, warnings, and detours.

The University is working closely with emergency managers and has provided Chrisman field as a landing spot and coordinating point for the helicopters engaged in evacuee rescues. We also recognize that many across our campus and community have been directly impacted by the flood and need our help and support.  University students, faculty, staff, and retirees impacted by the Colorado flooding may be eligible for emergency funding support through CSUCares, a fund designated to provide emergency monetary relief in the face of natural disasters.  We anticipate a significant need for this support in the coming weeks, so if you are able, please consider making a gift to CSU Cares at https://advancing.colostate.edu/CSUCARES. To apply for assistance through CSUCares, visit https://advancing.colostate.edu/CSUCARES/APPLY. We also encourage your generous support of the American Red Cross to help people across Colorado and other Western states where flash flooding has forced thousands of people from their homes. People can donate by visiting www.redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.  The University Counseling Center and Employee Assistance Program are available to support any members of our community who need counseling services or support.

September 13, 10:05 p.m. - Campus Alert - Attempted Sexual Assault  at Jack Christensen track

CSU Police are investigating a report of an attempted sexual assault  that happened around 8pm at the Jack Christensen track on the northwest corner of  South College and Pitkin.

The male victim reported being pushed to the ground by a male wearing a ski mask. The assailant is described as being about 6¹ tall,
180-200 lbs. with a raspy voice.

Please be vigilant and cautious. Anyone with information should call the CSU Police Department at  (970) 491-6425

When more information is available, it will be posted to www.safety.colostate.edu.

7:37 a.m. - University is Closed Due to Changing Conditions

Updates will be posted as they are available. The CSU Public Safety Team and emergency staff are monitoring weather developments and are in close contact with county emergency personnel.

6:40 a.m. - University is Open, Public Safety Team Continues Monitoring Weather, Water Conditions

Colorado State University is open Friday, September 13, but we want the campus community to be aware that because of high water on the Poudre River, the City of Fort Collins has closed bridges over the Poudre River as well as bike trails along the Poudre and Spring Creek. Also, Poudre School District is closed today. There are warnings to keep clear of flooded areas and standing water. Please be aware of closures, adhere to the warnings, and use caution when travelling.

While the current rainstorm has caused flooding and road problems in parts of Northern Colorado and the Front Range, Colorado State University has not experienced any major flooding or serious leakage problems and is open for business as usual although there are road closure issues to consider when traveling to campus today, most notably the bridge closures noted above.

Some TransFort routes have been cancelled or rerouted.

There is one CSU facility closure: The Engines and Energy Conversion Laboratory will remain closed today due to its proximity to the river.

September 12 4:40 p.m. - Public Safety Team Monitoring Weather, Water Conditions

Fort Collins and communities across Northern Colorado contiSnue to experience serious problems with flooding in some areas, and many streets, bike trails and transportation routes are closed or restricted. Please use the resources at safety.colostate.edu to stay informed and heed all warnings and closures posted by the City of Fort Collins and others. In particular, stay away from ditches, underpasses and the Poudre River and Spring Creek bike paths.

At this time, Colorado State University has been fortunate not to have experienced any major flooding or leakage problems. We continue to work closely with city and county emergency personnel to monitor the weather situation and will keep the safety.colostate.edu website updated as new information becomes available.

1:20 p.m.

While the current rainstorm has caused flooding and road problems in parts of Northern Colorado and the Front Range, Colorado State University has not experienced any major flooding or serious leakage problems and is open for business as usual.

The CSU Public Safety Team and emergency staff are monitoring weather developments and are in close contact with county emergency personnel. Updates from the team will posted here.

Summer 2013

August 23 - Larimer County health officials are reminding everyone to take extra precautions against being bitten by a mosquito, given the increase in cases of West Nile virus in the county. The increase is due to a high number of mosquitoes in the community that are carrying the virus.

By mid-August, health officials had confirmed 30 cases in the county, including eight people who have a neuroinvasive strain that can cause meningitis, encephalitis and paralysis. This is an unusually high number of cases.

County health officials recommend the following steps to protect yourself:

  • The best defense is to wear mosquito repellant when outdoors. Wear an effective mosquito repellant, one that has been approved by the CDC or the EPA as effective against West Nile virus-carrying mosquitoes. Use repellent only as directed. Only use what you need. If you need to be outside, wear long sleeves and long pants in addition to mosquito repellant. (see chart)
  • Eliminate standing water in rain gutters, plants, fountains, outdoor items and children's playground equipment
  • Avoid spending time outside between dusk and dawn For other tips and more information about West Nile virus, including symptoms, visit www.larimer.org/health/cd/westnile.cfm.

"We expect the number of human cases to continue rise over the next few weeks despite the recent spraying," said Dr. Adrienne LeBailly, director of the Larimer County Department of Health. "We believe all the reported illnesses so far have occurred in individuals who were bitten in July, when the number of infected Culex mosquito was beginning to rise rapidly. These cases are only being reported to public health now. People infected in August will be reported to us in the coming weeks and months."

August 8 - West Nile alert from the City of Fort Collins.

Evidence of the West Nile virus has been increasing in the City of Fort Collins. City officials are encouraging residents to sign up for an email notification system that will send alerts if spraying for mosquitoes becomes necessary in six specified regions of the city. Officials are also asking residents to be extra vigilant in wearing repellant when mosquitos are most active.

The City of Fort Collins also works with Colorado Mosquito Control to conduct at-home visits. During these visits, Colorado Mosquito Control will review ways to reduce mosquito habitats at a residence, identify potential breeding grounds, and treat potential larval sites with mosquito larvicides. To request a free inspection within the city, call the mosquito hotline at 970-663-5697.

 

 

June 28 - Report of Robbery, CSUPD Seeks Information

CSUPD responded to a report of a robbery 2:30 a.m. today at Pitkin and Mason streets. Two male victims were assaulted and robbed by three male suspects. No description is available at this time. Anyone with information should call CSUPD at 970-491-6425.

June 27 - Test of Emergency Communications

This is a test of the CSU emergency communications systems. There is not an emergency on campus, but in an emergency, you may receive information through emails, text messages or online at www.safety.colostate.edu or www.colostate.edu.

Anyone with a university EID should register for the university emergency text alert system through RamWeb at www.ramweb.colostate.edu.

The Public Safety Team sends messages only when there is an emergency within or very near the physical boundaries of campus and the emergency specifically threatens the campus community.

Employees and students living off campus should register for the Larimer County Emergency Notification system, LETA, to receive alerts about incidents that may impact their residence at http://www.leta911.org/. The LETA system is not a replacement for the university’s emergency alert system, but will provide information about emergencies impacting communities outside of campus boundaries.

The university and county systems do NOT track the location of subscribers when sending messages, so update your contact information and address preferences if they change.

 

June 24 - Suspicious Package, Building Evacuated

CSUPD, Poudre Fire Authority and other university and local emergency officials responded to a call at 3:30 p.m. today in the Chemistry Building regarding a suspicious package containing an unknown substance.

No injuries have been reported and authorities are investigating the package. The building is currently evacuated as a precaution.

Preliminary indications are that the substance is not harmful but officials are exercising caution and are conducting tests. However, testing is not completed at this time.

May 29 - Local emergency agencies will practice in LSC

Local emergency responders are teaming up with the university for a training in the Lory Student Center June 1-3. Campus employees, summer students and visitors may notice a large number of emergency response vehicles in the area, but should not be alarmed.

"Because the LSC is closed while it is being remodeled, it gives local emergency responders a rare opportunity to practice working together in a large, complex building," said Ken Quintana, CSU’s emergency management coordinator.

Participating agencies include CSUPD, Poudre Valley Fire Authority, Poudre Valley Hospital, Loveland Fire Rescue Authority and Windsor-Severance Fire Rescue. Firefighters and police officers will practice search and rescue techniques, forcible entry, interagency collaboration and response systems.

Spring 2013

May 17 - Campus Police Seek Assistance

Early this morning CSUPD responded to several small fires involving sprinkler boxes. These incidents appear to be a prank, and the fires did not threaten any buildings, were minor and were quickly addressed. No injuries have been reported.

The fires did damage the sprinkler boxes. CSUPD is reviewing video tapes and investigating the situation in an effort to hold those involved responsible.

At this time we do not believe there is any threat to the campus community and are informing you as a requirement of our federal reporting obligations.

If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact the CSU Police Department at 970-491-6425.

May 9 - Fort Collins Police Seek Assistance

The investigation into the April 27-28, 2013 parties in the Summerhill neighborhood that deteriorated into riotous conditions is continuing. Fort Collins police have seven pictures of persons of interest believed to have been involved in the disturbance and need the public’s assistance in identifying those individuals.

April 29 - Message to Campus from the Dean of Students

May 1: University is open and operating on a normal schedule – use caution on campus
Colorado State University is open and operating on a normal schedule today, Wednesday, May 1.

During any wet, spring snow, there are things to watch out for, such as snow falling off trees and buildings. The Public Safety Team wants to remind students, faculty and staff to be cautious when driving, walking or riding bikes under trees or beside buildings. The snow also may cause some tree branches to break, and heavy snow can unexpectedly slide off roofs. Obey signs and barriers across areas of sidewalks that have been closed. Facilities has closed areas where falling branches may be a problem.

Please report any broken or fallen tree branches to Facilities Management at 970-491-0077. Facilities crews are working hard to keep sidewalks, streets and parking lots clear.

April 17, 11:45 a.m. - University Operations Suspended at Noon
Fort Collins Campus Closed
Weather conditions are deteriorating and heavy snowfall is in the forecast throughout the day and into tonight. The county offices also are closing today at noon.  Given this update and the increasing difficulty keeping campus streets and sidewalks clear, the university will close at noon today, Wednesday, April 17.

All classes and campus events scheduled for today are cancelled at noon through the rest of the day. This closure only impacts the Fort Collins campus and does not include other classes and CSU offices off campus, such as Extension offices. Please check with those offices for updates.

Transfort buses will continue to operate, so students will be able to catch their buses as scheduled.

Employees who have emergency functions should check with their supervisor for instructions. Employees with emergency functions include, but are not limited to, CSU police, Facilities Management, Housing and Dining, Environmental Health Services, the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories.

Check the university's main webpage at www.colostate.edu, for updates on the status of operations at the university, including whether campus will open as scheduled tomorrow. Information also is available on local media outlets, the university’s social media sites, Today@colostate.edu and safety.colostate.edu, or the university's status line at 970-491-7669.

April 17, 5:30 a.m. - Normal Operations
Colorado State University is on a normal schedule today. The Public Safety Team will monitor conditions and the forecast throughout the day. Use caution while driving to campus and while walking across campus. If you feel you cannot travel to campus, please contact your supervisor or professors to make arrangements.

April 16 - University Resumes Normal Operations
Colorado State University is open today on a normal business schedule. Use caution while traveling and while walking across campus. If you feel you cannot drive to campus, contact your supervisor or professors to make arrangements.

April 15 - CSU Weather Closure at 3pm
Due to heavy snowfall, the forecast for continued snow, and the city's updated recommendation that people stay off city roads if possible, the university will suspend operations today at 3 p.m. All classes and campus events scheduled for today are cancelled at 3 p.m. through the rest of the day. The city also is closing at 3 p.m. Transfort buses will continue to operate even with the city closure, so students will be able to catch their buses as scheduled.

Employees who have emergency functions should check with their supervisor for instructions. Employees with emergency functions include, but are not limited to, CSU police, Facilities Management, Housing and Dining, Environmental Health Services, Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and the Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

Check the university's main webpage at www.colostate.edu for updates on the status of operations at the university, including whether campus will open as scheduled tomorrow. Information also is available on local media outlets, the university's social media sites, Today@colostate.edu and safety.colostate.edu, or the university's status line at 970-491-7669.

April 8 - Check tomorrow for status updates for Oval, other campus areas due to storm. [full story in Today @ Colorado State]

April 4 - Controlled burn near Prospect Road and Center Avenue
Arthur’s Ditch Company is working with Poudre Fire Authority on a controlled burn near Prospect Road and Center Avenue. The company has a permit for the burn. The burn, which is on property owned by the ditch company, is scheduled to continue until 3 p.m., but may conclude earlier. Until then, the campus community may smell smoke. The burn is being done in preparation for a project by the ditch company to correct flooding issues in the area, including flooding that has impacted the CSU Challenge Course.

March 15 - Soldier Canyon Fire
4 p.m. - At last report the Soldier Canyon Fire had burned 200 acres and was burning strongest on its southern edge. It’s important to note that Horsetooth Reservoir is between the fire and Fort Collins and the Foothills Campus. Both Lory State Park and Horsetooth Mountain Park have been closed and evacuated although emergency personnel say no structures are threatened at the moment.

March 11 - Robbery Reported Outside of Anatomy/Zoology Building
At 10:45 pm Sunday, March 10, CSUPD received a report of two suspects who reportedly robbed a female outside of the Anatomy/Zoology building.

CSUPD does not have a description of the two male suspects, other than one was wearing jeans and a hoodie sweatshirt.

If you have informaiton , contact CSUPD at 970-491-6425.

February 26 - Suspect Sought
Update, 2:50 pm: CSUPD has issued an "All Clear" following the arrest of a suspect in the incident at Corbett Hall. Thank you for your assistance.

CSUPD is asking that you be on the lookout for a white male, 18-19 years old, 5'7" tall and about 140 lbs, wearing a gray shirt with blue jeans who was involved in a disturbance using a 3-4 inch folding knife on the second floor of the G wing of Corbett Hall at 1:15 p.m. The suspect fled the area and may still be in Corbet Hall. No one was injured, but the suspect is still at large. Contact CSUPD with any information at 970-491-6425.

February 10 - Information Sought Regarding Fire at Allison HallColorado State University police responded to a report of a small, extinguished fire in Allison Hall at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9. The fire, which took place in a men’s restroom on the third floor of the Northwest wing of Allison Hall, was quickly put out by students who noticed it two hours before a report was made to CSUPD. Police believe that someone intentionally set toilet paper on fire in one of the stalls, which, according to CSUPD, caused less than $25 in damage.

Anyone with any information about the fire is asked to contact Colorado State University Police at 970-491-6425.

January 24 - What to do if you get the fluThere has been a lot of attention recently paid to the severity of this flu season and the importance of taking steps to avoid getting sick or spreading the flu to others if you do get sick. Because of the severity of the current strains of flu, Larimer County Department of Public Health has requested that CSU employees and students stay home if they get the flu to help avoid spreading the virus to others.

Additionally, information was shared via email about the university system in place to help students and employees be excused from classes and work if they become ill with the flu - full text of the email.

January 15 - Public Safety Team urges you to get a flu shot now
The Centers for Disease Control reports that this flu season nationally is one of the worst in recent years, and infection rates are nearing epidemic levels. People are experiencing more severe symptoms than typical. When students begin to return to campus from winter break, the chance for students and employees to be exposed to the flu virus will increase substantially.

One of the best protective measures against the flu is a flu vaccine; Colorado State University recommends students and employees get one now, before the population of campus booms with the return of students and start of classes, to start building immunity. If you believe you have the flu, stay home and avoid contact with others.

At this time, the CSU Health Network has only a small supply of vaccines available, so if possible, students who are not currently in Fort Collins should get a vaccine from their local pharmacy or family doctor before returning to campus. Local students can get a vaccine through the CSU Health Network but should check on vaccine availability at 970-491-6548 before coming to campus. The CSU Health Network will be closed on Tuesday, Jan. 15 for staff training, but will be open for normal business on Wednesday, Jan. 16. Employees also can get vaccines through their local health-care provider or pharmacy.

Students who become ill and may need to miss the first days of classes should contact Center for Advising and Student Achievement (970-491-7095) for help in alerting professors. Students also should contact their residence halls if the flu prevents them from returning to the hall on time.

Flu symptoms usually come on suddenly (the symptoms of a cold are slower to develop and less severe). The flu often starts with the rapid onset of fever, headache, fatigue, and body aches. Here's a list of flu symptoms:

  • fever (usually high)
  • severe aches and pains in the joints and muscles and around the eyes
  • generalized weakness
  • ill appearance with warm, flushed skin and red, watery eyes
  • headache
  • dry cough
  • sore throat and watery discharge from your nose

If you believe you have the flu, avoid contact with others, cover your cough or sneeze, wash your hands often, and clean the areas around you. If you must interact with others, consider wearing a mask.

For more information about the flu, including information about flu prevention, visit http://www.health.colostate.edu/pages/resources/flu-prevention.aspx or http://www.cdc.gov/flu/

Fall 2012

December 7 - Burglary at University Village
On December 7, 2012, at about 12:16 p.m., CSU PD responded to University Village on a report of a burglary in progress. The suspect was reported to be in the home, having entered from an unlocked door. He ran from the area before police could apprehend him. The suspect stole an undetermined amount of cash from inside the home. The suspect is reported as probably a white male, 25-30 years old, wearing a white baseball cap, maroon sweat shirt with a hoodie over the cap, and blue jeans. The male was last seen leaving the area of 1600 West Plum, eastbound. Also, there have been reports of 4 other burglaries in this general area according to Fort Collins Police Records in recent weeks. Citizens are reminded to secure their homes before leaving and promptly report any suspicious incidents to police.

 

October 18 - Alert from Fort Collins Police Services
FCPS is pursuing a suspect in an off-campus armed robbery near the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Aerimeter has been set set up west along Spring Creek Trail to Centre Avenue, from the intersection of Prospect Road and Center, south to Drake Road, and east to College Avenue. Use caution in this area. Information about the suspect from FCPS at fcgov.com/police/news.php?id=4572.

September 13: Peeping Tom Reported

On Wednesday, Sept. 12, CSUPD received two separate reports of possible peeping toms outside of residence halls. One incident is alleged to have occurred on Sunday evening (Sept. 9) and one incident is alleged to have occurred Wednesday night. CSUPD does not know if the two incidents are related.

A witness reported seeing two males looking into the window of a first floor room in the southeast wing of Ingersoll Hall at 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 9. That incident was not reported to CSUPD until Wednesday. A witness said two males appeared to be taking pictures of a resident inside who was changing clothes. A second incident occurred on Wednesday evening. A witness reported seeing a male wearing a grey sweatshirt and an orange baseball cap peering into windows on the first floor of Summit Hall's D wing. CSUPD received the report at 7:20 p.m. and responded, but the suspicious person was gone when they arrived. Anyone with information should contact CSUPD at 970-491-6425.

September 7: CSUPD seeking suspect in campus thefts

Colorado State University Police Department is asking for help in identifying a suspect in several thefts. Since the start of classes, there has been an increase of thefts on campus, mainly from unlocked and unattended offices and laboratories. CSUPD is releasing these images of the person they believe may be responsible for a number of these thefts. The suspect is described as a white male with blond hair, usually in a braid. He carries a large tan backpack. He may be using Transfort to get around. Anyone with information regarding the current thefts or suspect should contact CSU Sgt. Jason Meisner at (970) 491-5074. 

suspect
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August 31: Alert from Fort Collins Police Services

Fort Collins Police Services is reporting an assault that occurred at 11:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, near 815 Centre Avenue, an off-campus location. According to FCPS, a female walking on Centre Avenue heard someone running up behind her before she was grabbed by a male. The victim fought off her attacker, was able to escape and called 911. A detailed suspect description is not available. Anyone with information should call Fort Collins Police Services Sergeant Volesky at 970-221-6020.

Summer 2012

June-July 2012: High Park Fire - Campus updates related to the High Park wildfire are available at safety.colostate.edu/high-park-fire.aspx. The fire was 100% contained on June 30.

June: County warings related to rabid skunks - Campus updates related to skunk rabies in the county are available at http://safety.colostate.edu/rabid-skunks.aspx.

Spring 2012

April 24: Fort Collins Police Investigate Series of Off-Campus Window Peeping Incidents - Fort Collins police are currently investigating three reports of window peeping which have occurred off campus in the city since the first of April. Although no one has been arrested, Fort Collins police believe it is likely the same man is responsible for all three incidents. [details]

Larimer County Sheriff's Office Warns about Door-to-Door Sales Scam

Timnath Police recently notified local law enforcement agencies that they had contacted a van of 13 individuals ranging in age from 17 to 26. They identified themselves as a magazine sales crew that was staying in the mountains and coming down to sell magazines. Most door-to-door magazine sales efforts are a scam aimed at taking money, or stealing checking account, credit card numbers and driver's license numbers. [ more information]

March 30: Arrest made in reported assault - Colorado State University Police Department has arrested a CSU student for two counts of false reporting. The male student reported being assaulted by an unknown white, college-aged male at approximately 9:25 p.m. last night, Thursday, March 29, near the Vietnam Memorial Bridge on campus. In addition, the same male student had also reported to CSUPD earlier in the week that he received an unsigned, threatening letter. The student was arrested and booked at the Larimer County Justice Center on two counts of false reporting to authorities.

March 29: Assaul reported - At approximately 9:29 p.m. on March 29, CSU Police received a report of a possible assault that occurred near the Vietnam Memorial Bridge. The victim received minor injuries. The suspect was described as a white male wearing a dark hoodie and dark glasses. He was reportedly on a dark colored bicycle and was last seen heading south from the bridge. Officers are searching the area for a suspect. Anyone with further information is asked to call CSU Police at 970-491-6425.

March 22: CSU Police Officer Struck By Vehicle, Discharged Weapon in Incident - Fort Collins Police are investigating a CSU police officer involved shooting incident that occurred last evening. The incident began around 11:15 p.m. last night when a Fort Collins police officer observed a 2008 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck driving erratically and speeding in the 300 block of E. Mulberry St. The officer attempted to make a traffic stop; however, the driver failed to stop and per Fort Collins Police policy a pursuit was not initiated. A Be On the Lookout, or BOLO, message was sent to all patrol officers, including the Colorado State University Police Department.

Several CSU officers observed the vehicle stopped at the intersection of Pitkin and Shields streets around 11:35 p.m. A uniformed CSU police officer attempted to contact the suspect to prevent him from driving away and as he approached the car, the vehicle jumped the curb accelerating directly towards him. The front right side of the vehicle struck the officer causing him to fall backwards and the officer's handgun was discharged. The officer sustained minor injuries.

The suspect fled and the vehicle was soon after located by a Larimer County Sheriff K-9 Deputy in the area of Neil Drive and Stuart Street. The deputy took Felix Keil (D.O.B. 3-13-78) into custody at approximately 1:14 a.m. and has been booked on the following charges:

  • 1st degree Assault on a Peace Officer (Felony 3)
  • Menacing (Felony 5)
  • Vehicular Eluding (Felony 5)
  • Reckless Driving (Misdemeanor 2), and
  • Obedience to Traffic Control Device (Traffic 1)

These charges are merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty.

Keil's booking photograph is not being released at this time because it will be used in a photo lineup.

March 14: University Hosts Training, Simulates Injuries - Colorado State University partnered with emergency responders in the city and county in a training exercise on Wednesday, March 14. [more]

Peeping Tom Suspect - CSU police are asking anyone with information to contact them regarding peeping tom incidents reported on campus. [more]

Fall 2011

October Storm - Snow accumulation caused significant damage to trees on campus, resulting in some canceled classes and activities. [more]

Solicitors on Campus - CSU police received several reports that an individual or individuals have been entering classrooms to sell what they say are discount entertainment or show tickets and has also has recently investigated several reports of solicitors that were not legitimate and have stolen several hundred dollars from students. The university does not allow solicitation in classrooms or instructional buildings or in residence halls. Solicitation on campus is allowed at the LSC Flea Market or other pre-approved venues. Any attempts to solicit students or employees outside of those areas should be reported to CSUPD immediately at (970) 491-6425 or or 911 in case of an emergency. Please be prepared to tell CSUPD where the solicitation is taking place, a description of the person and anything else that may identify the individual.

Spring 2011

Minor flooding on campus - Due to heavy rains June 9, Colorado State University experienced some inconveniences. The basement of Rockwell Hall took on a minor amount of water and use of the elevator was suspended until the water was removed. In addition, the C wing of Clark was without power. By mid-afternoon operations were normal.

Robbery Investigation Continues - Colorado State University police continue to look for the armed robbery suspect from the evening of April 26. [more]

Peeping Tom Reports - CSUPD is investigating reports of a peeping tom in the Moby women's locker rooms. [more]

CSUPD Investigates Threat to Campus - (Feb 11) After consulting with CSU police, Colorado State University alerted students and employees of a possible threat to campus on Monday, January 31. That threat was found to be false and police can confirm that the threat has passed. Further information was not and cannot be released as work continutes to investigate and to apprehend the person or people who made the threat. [more]

Man Impersonating Police Officer (Jan 11)- Recently, Fort Collins Police Services learned of a man impersonating a police officer in the community. The department is asking for help in identifying the impersonator, who was reported to have made a traffic stop while dressed as a police officer and driving a vehicle that resembled a police vehicle: white, with police decals and emergency lighting. [more]

Fall 2010

Meningococcal Disease in Larimer County - In response to the Fort Collins community seeing a higher than usual number of serious bacterial meningococcal infections over the last five months, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment recommends all CSU students and employees 29 and younger get vaccinated for meningococcal disease. [more]

CSUPD Safety Alert Regarding Residence Halls - Colorado State University police have received reports from an on-campus student regarding a suspicious man outside of Parmelee Residence Hall. The student has reported a man outside her ground- floor residence hall window three times between December 11 and 15. [more]

Training Exercise on Foothills Campus - On Wednesday, Dec. 1, the University hosted a day-long training exercise on the Foothills Campus, designed to review and practice procedures used by emergency responders when hazardous materials may be involved. Participating agencies were Colorado State University Police Department, the Colorado National Guard, Poudre Fire Authority and EMS, the 8th Civil Support Team stationed out of Buckley Air Force Base, and CSU biosafety officers. For more information about Colorado State University's emergency response and evacuation procedures, please see the section on emergency procedures beginning on page 31 of the university's 2010 Safety Report or visit the university's Environmental Health Services website.

Police Seeking Robert "RJ" Gildea - After being contacted off campus by CSU Police, Robert "RJ" Gildea was arrested and charged with felony stalking, harassment, domestic violence and interference with university business for threats he made to an individual on CSU’s campus. [more]

Non-fatal Shooting on Campus Property - Sept. 8, CSUPD is investigated a report of a non-fatal shooting on campus. The shooting was reported to Broomfield police several hours after it occurred after the victim left campus and drove to that area. A suspect was arrested Sept. 23. [more]

Spring 2010

Train-pedestrian Accident - Mar. 12 a train-pedestrian accident at Mason and Old Main Drive on campus resulted in traffic is being re-routed away from the East side of campus. Roads were closed in the immediate area of the accident and south along Mason Street. [more]

Weapons policy update - In January 2010 the University's existing weapons policy was updated to address a directive from the Board of Goevernors to include reasonable control of concealed-carry weapons on campuses. A draft of the revised policy was made available for review and comment on January 20. In February, the Board reviewed and approved the recommendation by the CSU System Chancellor to accept the updated weapons control policies for all three campuses. [more]

Fall 2009

H1N1 influenza information - H1N1 influenza (also known as 'swine flu') hit the CSU campus, with more than 650 presumptive cases of H1N1 influenza being seen at the CSU Health Network before the winter break. Cases were mild to moderate and there have been a few hospitalizations. [more]

Bomb Threat at Foothills Campus - Friday, Dec. 18, the Colorado State University Police Department received information regarding a threat that a bomb would go off near the construction site of the Research Innovation Building at the university's Foothills Campus. An extensive investigation by law enforcement and the regional bomb squad revealed that there was not a bomb. [more]

Summer 2009

Police drill on Foothills Campus June 23 - The Colorado State University Police Department will conduct a drill on the university's Foothills Campus at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 23. The location of the drill is centered on a building close to the Infectious Disease Research Center. [more]

Public Safety Team monitors H1N1 (swine flu) - The Public Safety Team is monitoring the H1N1(swine flu) situation and keeping abreast of the updates. State and federal officials have reassured us that there is no need for alarm. [more]

Spring 2009

Public Safety Team monitors H1N1 (swine flu) - The Public Safety Team is monitoring the H1N1(swine flu) situation and keeping abreast of the updates. State and federal officials have reassured us that there is no need for alarm. [more]

MarchText Message Hoax: CSUPD is alerting the campus community about a hoax circulating through cell phone text messages around campus.[more]

Fall 2008

SAFETY NOTICE: Mountain lion alert for Foothills Campus. [more]

Summer 2008

West Nile virus: A reminder issued from Larimer County. [more]

Spring 2008

Guidelines for response to shooting violence on campus: Guidelines for the campus community have been developed based on the best practices established by CSUPD and other law enforcement experts[more]

Spring 2007

Pandemic Flu Planning and Preparedness - The Colorado State University Emergency Management Team is developing a pandemic flu plan for the institution. The Emergency Management Team will assist departments and units throughout campus in developing specific preparedness plans. It will also conduct educational sessions to inform individuals on campus about pandemic flu and how to prepare. [more]

Fall 2007

Agencies team up to fight the bite - Mosquitoes infected with the West Nile virus have been found in nine Colorado counties. Residents and visitors are urged to take appropriate precautions to avoid mosquito bites. [more]